About Doyen Search Group


doy·en | \ ˈdȯi-ən , -ˌ(y)en; ˈdwä-ˌyaⁿ(n) \

1a: the senior member of a body or group
b: a person considered to be knowledgeable or uniquely skilled as a result of long experience in some field of endeavor

knowledgable person speaking to a group of people
knowledgable person speaking to a group of people

Hospitality Executive Search The Right People. The Right Process.

As anyone who has worked in the service world knows, it’s the personal touch that separates the successful from everyone else. With over 20 years of experience in hospitality, we understand how vital it is to pay attention to even the smallest details. Knowledge and experience guide the way we approach serving our clients. Defined by our boutique, bespoke approach, we enhance our clients’ experience with industry-leading technologies found in larger agencies while still providing the direct access and personal touch of a more intimate firm. By delivering top talent, we help our clients drive profitability and grow market share.

We apply the same white-glove treatment to our candidates. Seeking out only the most qualified passive candidates, we are dedicated to providing the professionals with whom we work the utmost privacy. Additionally, through in-depth vetting and interviewing, we gain a deeper understanding of our candidates, allowing us to connect them with opportunities that offer their greatest chance for long-term success.

At the heart of what we do is a desire to help companies grow and individuals succeed. We believe that when we do the right things to bring the right people together, the rewards will follow. 

Darrell Maxwell


As a seasoned hospitality professional, Darrell brings extensive experience sourcing the top talent for key positions and providing strategies to help companies improve talent sourcing processes.

Darrell works side-by-side with you to ensure the best players are in place in order to drive long-term profitability and growth. He is committed to delivering talent who will represent your brand and embrace your company culture while bringing new ideas and strategies to the table.

Specializing in executive search for the hospitality industry, Darrell delivers top talent from the director level to the c-suite. He believes that an individual’s character and personality can be just as important as professional experience.